Long Term Ecological Research

Catimbau National Park Site



Caatinga: The largest Tropical Dry Forest Region in South America

Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva, Inara R. Leal e Marcelo Tabarelli (Eds.)

Editor: Springer

Year: 2017

- The first English-language book focused exclusively on South America’s largest tropical dry forest.
- One of the few books on regional sustainable development that examines an entire, large ecological (rather than political) tropical region. 

- One of the few books on regional sustainable development that proposes a roadmap for the conservation of natural resources and human development by synthesizing information on biodiversity, key ecosystem services and socioeconomic systems. (Springer)


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Books from Ecology and Conservation of Caatinga Field Courses

Papers at Scientific Journals


Arnan et al. 2018 - Increased anthropogenic disturbance and aridity reduce phylogenetic and functional diversity of ant communities in Caatinga dry forest. Science of the Total Environment.


Camara et al 2017. Effects of chronic anthropogenic disturbance and rainfall on the specialization of antplant mutualistic networks in the Caatinga, a Brazilian dry forest. Journal of Animal Ecology. 

Rito et al. 2017 - Euphorbiaceae responses to chronic anthropogenic disturbances in Caatinga
vegetation: from species proliferation to biotic homogenization. Plant Ecology.

Rito et al 2017 - Precipitation mediates the effect of human disturbance on the Brazilian Caatinga vegetation. Journal of Ecology.

Siqueira et al. 2017 - Leaf-cutting ant populations profit from human disturbances in tropical dry
forest in Brazil. Journal of Tropical Ecology.


Oliveira et al. 2016 - Chronic anthropogenic disturbance as a secondary driver of ant community structure: interactions with soil type in Brazilian Caatinga. Environmental Conservation


Ribeiro-Neto et al. 2016 - Chronic anthropogenic disturbance causes homogenization of plant and ant communities in the Brazilian Caatinga. Biodiversity and Conservation

Ribeiro et al. 2016 - Phylogenetic impoverishment of plantcommunities following chronic humandisturbances in the Brazilian Caatinga. Ecology


Leal et al. 2015a - The Benefits of Myrmecochory: A Matter of Stature. Biotropica


Leal et al. 2015b - Disturbance Winners or Losers? Plants Bearing Extrafloral Nectaries in Brazilian Caatinga. Biotropica


Ribeiro et al. 2015 - Chronic anthropogenic disturbance drives thebiological impoverishment of

the Brazilian Caatingavegetation. Journal of Applied Ecology


Leal et al. 2014 - The Multiple impacts of Leaf-Cutting Ants and Their Novel Ecological Role in Human-Modified Neotropical Forests. Biotropica

Leal et al. 2014 - Anthropogenic disturbance reduces seed‑dispersal services for myrmecochorous plants in the Brazilian Caatinga. Oecologia

Nascimento et al. 2014 - The introduced tree Prosopis juliflora is a serious threat to native species of the Brazilian Caatinga vegetation. Science of the Total Environment

Almeida et al. 2014 - The alien flora of Brazilian Caatinga: deliberate introductions expand the contingent of potential invaders. In: Biological Invasions

Melo et al. 2014 - Football and Biodiversity Conservation: FIFA and Brazil can still hit a green goal goalgoal.Biotropica.

Almeida et al. 2014 -The alien Flora of Brazilian Caatinga: Deliberate introductions expand the contingent of potential invaders


Tabarelli et al. 2013 - LIVRO PELD CNPQ - Dez anos do Programa de Pesquisas Ecológicas de Longa Duração - Achados, Lições e Perspectivas


Lobo et al. 2011 - Relocation of Croton sonderianus (Euphorbiaceae) seeds by Pheidole fallax Mayr (Formicidae): a case of Post-dispersal seed protection  by ants? Neotropical Entomology

Santos et al. 2011 - Caatinga: The scientific negligence experienced by a dry tropical forest. Tropical conservation Science


Geise et al. 2010 - Non-volant mammals, Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Vale do Catimbau, Buíque, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, with karyologic data



Leal et al. 2007 - Seed dispersal by Ants in the Semi-arid Caatinga of North-east Brazil. Annals of Botany


Leal et al. 2005 - Changing the course of Biodiversity Conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil. Conservation Biology


Species Identification Booklet


Woody plants





DOI: 10.15468/q3afgc 

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